Joshua Mercer

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Joshua Mercer

Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also bimonthly columnist with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and five children.

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Boy that OMG columnist at Crux really helped me out…

Dear OMG! I just wanted to say “Thanks!” I’d been in a funk for some time now, but now I feel like a huge weight has have lifted from my shoulders. I have a friend who is totally co... More

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NBC’s Chuck Todd says Obama in danger of doing Carter-like damage to Democratic brand

President Obama is addressing the nation tonight about ISIS and their barbarism against Christians and other peoples in Syria and Iraq. Memories of George W. Bush's mistakes in Iraq have been repla... More

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Don’t get mad at Burger King, get mad at Congress

Customers are fuming at Burger King's Facebook wall today. Bad service? Terrible food? Well, that's not new.  No, they're upset that the burger monarch is uprooting his international headquarters ... More

Amanda-Curtis

Hard to win in Montana if you mock God, guns, and the family

Imagine you're running for office and you decide to attack Christians, pro-family activists, and gun owners. Now imagine you're running for Senate in Montana. Yup, that's Amanda Curtis, who ... More

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UPDATE: Dictionary goes ideological, slams those who “homeschool”

  UPDATE: Dictionary.com has removed the offensive "recommended sentences" which slammed homeschooling. Thanks to all who wrote in. For those asking, here was a screenshot of the offensive ... More

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Rocked by plagiarism scandal, John Walsh drops out of Montana Senate race

This will make it tougher for Democrats to hold on to their Senate majority. Breaking news from the Missoulan: Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his ca... More

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A company’s ad shows the Dad as “awesome”?

Last week, Long John Silver's had a great ad which affectionately showed a Catholic parish's fish fry. This week, the impossible happened: A corporation aired a two-minute online ad which showed th... More

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Big corporation’s ad shows a priest and his parish in a positive light

We've all suffered for our church as late-night comedians and Hollywood movie makers have used the Catholic Church and the priesthood as a source of ridicule. These attacks have started to slow dow... More

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Joe Manchin claims to be “pro-life” but wants Hobby Lobby case reversed

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, pro-lifers cheered. But not Senator Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Democrat claims to be "pro-life" yet look at the statement he... More

To the deep disappointment of pro-lifers and conservatives, Christie re-nominated Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in May 2014.

Christie has a terrible record on judicial nominations

I never got as upset as other folks that Chris Christie hugged President Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I do not believe that it cost Mitt Romney the election. (Romney's 47% comment an... More


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